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Launch Event: EM15 Venice
1 Jan, 1970 at 12:00 am - 7 May, 2015 at 12:00 am
We are very excited that New Art Exchange, a member of the EM15 partnership, will present Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
This will be the first time the East Midlands region is represented at the Venice Biennale.
EM15 is a new partnership between artist-led organisations and institutions from the East Midlands, UK,: New Art Exchange, QUAD, One Thoresby Street, Beacon Art Project and the academic partner Nottingham Trent University, with digital engagement support from the University of Nottingham.
EM15 invites you to tee off at the Biennale this year with Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, a fully playable mini-golf course for which nine artists have each been commissioned to design a hole.
Mini, or crazy golf, as it is sometimes know, with its comical miniature obstacle courses and associations with tacky seaside holidays, sits strangely comfortably in the modern Venetian cityscape, which attracts a mix of well-heeled and mass-market holiday- makers and cultural adventurers: a water-side tourist trap spilling over with baubles; a city bursting with unparalleled cultural riches.